Bucky Raw

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Karwoudou Cole (born April 30), better known by his stage name Bucky Raw, is a Liberian rapper and songwriter from Monrovia.[1] He rose to fame after appearing in a cypher at the 2016 Liberian Entertainment Awards.[2] Raw has released two mixtapes: 2017's Country Soda and 2018's Cs2.

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Background information
Birth nameKarwoudou Cole
BornMonrovia, Liberia
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
Years active2016–present
LabelsChild Soldier Entertainment

Music careerEdit

Bucky Raw was born on April 30, 1984, in Monrovia, Liberia. He moved to the United States when he was 9 years old. Raw grew up in a public housing unit in Southwest Philadelphia. He attended Pepper Middle School and John Bartram High School. Raw released his debut mixtape Country Soda in 2017. It features guest appearances from King Sammy, Drape Lawson, Mz Menneh and Monica Ree.[3] His second mixtape CS2 was released in August 2018. It comprises 12 tracks and features guest appearances from Takun J, Jay Awesome, Tieah Boy and Rickslyn.[4] It peaked at number 10 on the Billboard World Albums chart.[5] Cs2 has been criticized for having derogatory lyrics.[5] On November 16, 2019, Raw won Artist of the Year and the Video of the Year for "Thank You" at the Liberian Music Awards.[6]

Deportation from the U.SEdit

In April 2018, Raw was arrested and deported to Liberia for violating the terms of his parole.[7][8][9]

DiscographyEdit

MixtapesEdit

  • Country Soda (2017)
  • CS2 (2018)

SinglesEdit

  • "Amen"
  • "Mammie Peppeh"
  • "Pro Poor Agenda"
  • "Wine Your Waist"
  • "Scrapper Heaven"
  • "Which One Heting You"
  • "Last Kiss"
  • "Friskayness"
  • "Woo Mii"
  • "Imported"
  • "Trapco Issues"
  • "Pump Tire"
  • "Put Talk"
  • "Jeh Leh Y'all"
  • "Jeh Bring It"
  • "Space on You"
  • "Luv"
  • "Wifey"
  • "Thank You"

Award and nominationsEdit

Tunes Liberia Music AwardsEdit

Year Recipient/Nominated work Award Result Ref
2018 Himself Fan Army Of The Year Won [10]
Album/Mixtape Compilation Won [10]
Trapco Artist of the Year Won [10]

Liberia Music AwardsEdit

Year Recipient/Nominated work Award Result Ref
2018 Himself Album of the Year Won [11]
MTN People’s Choice Won [12]
2019 Artist of the Year Won [6]
"Thank You" Video of the Year Won

Liberian Entertainment AwardsEdit

Year Recipient/Nominated work Award Result Ref
2017 Himself Best Hipco Artist Won [13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bucky Raw talks about J.Bizz trashing his kind of music and his life from the streets to the studio". 13 November 2016.
  2. ^ Liberian stars views' Network (13 March 2016). "2016 LIB HIP HOP CYPHER STARRING BUCKY RAW, MDOT, DBOY THE REBEL" – via YouTube.
  3. ^ Momo, James (9 June 2017). "Bucky Raw "Country Soda" Mixtape". Music Liberia.com. Retrieved 20 March 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Cs2 by Bucky Raw". iTunes. Retrieved 20 March 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ a b Dopoe, Robin (13 September 2018). "Bucky Raw's CS2 Mixtape Continues Record Breaking Streak". Liberian Observer. Retrieved 20 March 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ a b Admin, Webmaster (2019-11-19). "Bucky Raw, Jaredo and Christoph The Change Win Big at MTN Liberia Music Awards". Liberian Observer. Retrieved 2019-12-27.
  7. ^ Dopoe, Robin (22 April 2018). "Man-Up Time For LIB Rapper Bucky Raw".
  8. ^ link, Get; Facebook; Twitter; Pinterest; Email; Apps, Other. "Liberian Superstar Bucky Raw Is Currently Being Deported From The USA To Liberia".
  9. ^ "Bucky Raw donates to inmates at the Monrovia Central Prison, South Beach {VIDEO}". 15 September 2018.
  10. ^ a b c "TunesLiberia Music Awards 2019: Full list of winners". Music In Africa. 25 February 2019.
  11. ^ News, Smart (23 December 2018). "Liberia: Bucky Raw Wins Album Of The Year".
  12. ^ "Liberia Music Awards 2018: Full list of winners". Music In Africa. 23 December 2018.
  13. ^ link, Get; Facebook; Twitter; Pinterest; Email; Apps, Other. "2017 Liberian Entertainment Awards: The Complete Winners List".

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